Tonight, Manchester United welcome Arsenal, to Old Trafford, for a Premier League fixture.
For many it is a fixture Manchester United simply have to win, a failure to do so would leave, after 7 games, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side occupying a mid-table position.
But United go into the fixture tonight, beset with injury problems with Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw all missing.
There are also doubts as to whether Paul Pogba will be fit to play.
However, on the bright side, the injuries to Martial and Rashford could see 17-year-old Mason Greenwood given a first Premier League start.
Ahead of the game and speaking to The BBC, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer dropped the following lines into the conversation:
“I never said it was going to be easy this season.
“There are going to be ups and downs.”
Fair points, although after a summer whereby strengthening the squad was the main intent, it’s not surprising that the United faithful are far from happy with the way the season has started.
Indeed, when it comes to the last 27 matches Ole has taken care of, it’s worth pointing out that his record is, currently, identical to that of the man he replaced, Jose Mourinho – 27 Premier League games, 14 wins, 6 draws and 7 defeats, that’s certainly food for thought.
Perhaps another damning statistic that highlights our current failings is that United have lost 3 of their last 6 Premier League games, as many as they had lost in their previous 52 games at Old Trafford.
I know the tone of this article might be tinged towards doom and gloom but let’s look on the bright side, if Manchester United can produce a performance against Arsenal, a 3-0 win would lift us into fifth place!
In this game of ours, it is such a fine line between success and failure!
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